At the end of November, Camden Council published its first Annual Review of the Climate Action Plan (CAP).
The CAP sets out Camden’s vision to be a net zero carbon borough by 2030, with 4 key vision areas and corresponding actions, informed by the 17 recommendation’s that citizen’s put forward at Camden’s Citizen Assembly on the Climate Crisis.
The review captures key achievements from across the last year, as well as progress of actions, supported by an action ‘dashboard’ to provide a benchmark for progress and future annual reviews.
Key highlights include:
- 4 CCCA members received over £11m from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme
- 15 new Healthy School Streets
- Camden opened it’s first ‘Library of Things’ at Kentish Town Library
- 1058 people received advice from the Green Camden Helpline saving a collective £63,840 on energy bills
- 165 electric vehicle charging points, 71 new bike hangars and over 12km of segregated cycle lanes installed
The Camden Climate Citizen Panel have helped to play a key role in shaping the Annual Review document during their meetings throughout the last year. The panel was established in October 2020 and acts on a direct recommendation from the assembly, whereby citizens called for a citizen-led panel in which Camden’s communities could continue to be involved with shaping the Council’s response to tackling the climate crisis, on a regular basis.
The Council will undertake an annual review every year until until the Climate Action Plan concludes in 2025.